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Best Music of the Week: Davido, Sauti Sol x Tiwa Savage, Efya & More

Here are the songs you need to hear this week.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow OkayAfrica on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week and read about some of our selections ahead.

Davido x DJ ECool "ADA"

Davido and his resident spinner, DJ ECool, connect for the catchy new single, "Ada." Check out the South Africa-shot music video for this Fresh-produced jam above.

Sauti Sol x Tiwa Savage "Girl Next Door

Sauti Sol and Tiwa Savage's anticipated collaboration, "Girl Next Door," is finally here. The big Kenyan pop group and the Nigerian afrobeats queen team up for the Maleek Berry-produced new single. Check out its new music video above.

Read more here.

Solo and BETR GANG 'Tour Dates'

South African rapper Solo and BETR GANG—a crew he's part of alongside producers and rappers Al da 3rd, Subrocc, Solid The Gifted, Th&o; and Buks—have set the benchmark for SA hip-hop in 2018 with their collaborative album, Tour Dates.

Read more here.

Efya "Love"

Ghanaian star singer Efya starts off her year with "Love," a low-key and moody composition produced by The Gentleman. Check out the New York City-shot music video above.

Young Paris "My Love" feat. Dotman

Young Paris asks that you put some respeck on his name in his new single and music video for "My Love," featuring Dotman.

Reekado Banks "Like" feat. Tiwa Savage & Fiokee

Reekado Banks links up with his fellow Mavin Records star, Tiwa Savage, and guitarist Fiokee in the new visual for his previous single, "Like"—a song in which he shouts out Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa's own singles.

Temi Oyedele 'I'll Follow You (Remixes)' EP

Let Temi Oyedele and Afrologic's soulful beats and spoken words ease you into a dream state in the new remix EP, I"ll Follow You, which is available now from Okaymusic.

Gemini Major x Patoranking "Bang Bang"

Malawian-born, South African-based Gemini Major and Nigeria's Patoranking have undeniable chemistry as heard on their collaboration "Bang Bang."

Read more here.

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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